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  • Tom Swift
    You asked about needed features. Using WUHU with the WS-2310 I noticed the XML feed coming from my uploaded station data at Underground was missing the data
    Message 1 of 7 , Nov 1, 2008
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      You asked about needed features. Using WUHU with the WS-2310 I
      noticed the XML feed coming from my uploaded station data at
      Underground was missing the data from the windchill_string field. I
      tried using the tweak even and still couldn't get any data to post
      for windchill. I also tossed this code together for the Underground
      station chart last night. Its real basic but I figured I would share
      it with you and the group.

      <script language="JavaScript">
      d = new Date();
      var mday = d.getDate();
      var myear = d.getFullYear();
      var mmonth = d.getMonth() + 1;
      document.writeln('<img src="http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-
      bin/wxStationGraphAll?
      day='+mday+'&year='+myear+'&month='+mmonth+'&ID=KAZAPACH11&type=3&wid
      th=500&showtemp=1&showpressure=1&showwind=1&showwinddir=1&showrain=1"
      alt="KAZAPACH11 Weather Graph" id="wxHistoryImage" />')
      </script>

      Working example:
      http://www.tas-independent-programming.com/UndergroundGridDisp.htm

      Thomas A. Swift
      Programmer & Webmaster of
      TAS Independent Programming
      http://www.tas-independent-programming.com
    • wuhu_software
      I cannot recall why I pulled windchill from the string. We can re-enable it and see. As far as a DLL goes, I am sure we could do something. If you can use VB
      Message 2 of 7 , Nov 1, 2008
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        I cannot recall why I pulled windchill from the string.

        We can re-enable it and see.

        As far as a DLL goes, I am sure we could do something.

        If you can use VB to read binary files, I can supply the file format.


        --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Swift"
        <egore2003@...> wrote:
        >
        > You asked about needed features. Using WUHU with the WS-2310 I
        > noticed the XML feed coming from my uploaded station data at
        > Underground was missing the data from the windchill_string field. I
        > tried using the tweak even and still couldn't get any data to post
        > for windchill. I also tossed this code together for the Underground
        > station chart last night. Its real basic but I figured I would share
        > it with you and the group.
        >
        > <script language="JavaScript">
        > d = new Date();
        > var mday = d.getDate();
        > var myear = d.getFullYear();
        > var mmonth = d.getMonth() + 1;
        > document.writeln('<img src="http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-
        > bin/wxStationGraphAll?
        > day='+mday+'&year='+myear+'&month='+mmonth+'&ID=KAZAPACH11&type=3&wid
        > th=500&showtemp=1&showpressure=1&showwind=1&showwinddir=1&showrain=1"
        > alt="KAZAPACH11 Weather Graph" id="wxHistoryImage" />')
        > </script>
        >
        > Working example:
        > http://www.tas-independent-programming.com/UndergroundGridDisp.htm
        >
        > Thomas A. Swift
        > Programmer & Webmaster of
        > TAS Independent Programming
        > http://www.tas-independent-programming.com
        >
      • Tom Swift
        ... format. Thats not a bad idea concidering I have to have this program running. Would still like to have DLL capabilitys to. Let me know what you figure out
        Message 3 of 7 , Nov 1, 2008
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          > If you can use VB to read binary files, I can supply the file
          format.
          Thats not a bad idea concidering I have to have this program running.
          Would still like to have DLL capabilitys to. Let me know what you
          figure out about the wind string.

          --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software"
          <wuhu_software@...> wrote:
          >
          >
          > I cannot recall why I pulled windchill from the string.
          >
          > We can re-enable it and see.
          >
          > As far as a DLL goes, I am sure we could do something.
          >
          > If you can use VB to read binary files, I can supply the file
          format.
          >
          >
          > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Swift"
          > <egore2003@> wrote:
          > >
          > > You asked about needed features. Using WUHU with the WS-2310 I
          > > noticed the XML feed coming from my uploaded station data at
          > > Underground was missing the data from the windchill_string
          field. I
          > > tried using the tweak even and still couldn't get any data to
          post
          > > for windchill. I also tossed this code together for the
          Underground
          > > station chart last night. Its real basic but I figured I would
          share
          > > it with you and the group.
          > >
          > > <script language="JavaScript">
          > > d = new Date();
          > > var mday = d.getDate();
          > > var myear = d.getFullYear();
          > > var mmonth = d.getMonth() + 1;
          > > document.writeln('<img src="http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-
          > > bin/wxStationGraphAll?
          > >
          day='+mday+'&year='+myear+'&month='+mmonth+'&ID=KAZAPACH11&type=3&wid
          > >
          th=500&showtemp=1&showpressure=1&showwind=1&showwinddir=1&showrain=1"
          > > alt="KAZAPACH11 Weather Graph" id="wxHistoryImage" />')
          > > </script>
          > >
          > > Working example:
          > > http://www.tas-independent-
          programming.com/UndergroundGridDisp.htm
          > >
          > > Thomas A. Swift
          > > Programmer & Webmaster of
          > > TAS Independent Programming
          > > http://www.tas-independent-programming.com
          > >
          >
        • Larry Myers
          Hey Thomas, aren t you a member of planetsourcecode? Just thought I would say Hi and fancy seeing you here Have a good day, Larry
          Message 4 of 7 , Nov 1, 2008
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            Hey Thomas, aren't you a member of planetsourcecode? Just thought I would say Hi and fancy seeing you here

            Have a good day,
            Larry

            On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 6:04 PM, wuhu_software <wuhu_software@...> wrote:


            I cannot recall why I pulled windchill from the string.

            We can re-enable it and see.

            As far as a DLL goes, I am sure we could do something.

            If you can use VB to read binary files, I can supply the file format.

            --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Swift"
            <egore2003@...> wrote:
            >
            > You asked about needed features. Using WUHU with the WS-2310 I
            > noticed the XML feed coming from my uploaded station data at
            > Underground was missing the data from the windchill_string field. I
            > tried using the tweak even and still couldn't get any data to post
            > for windchill. I also tossed this code together for the Underground
            > station chart last night. Its real basic but I figured I would share
            > it with you and the group.
            >
            > <script language="JavaScript">
            > d = new Date();
            > var mday = d.getDate();
            > var myear = d.getFullYear();
            > var mmonth = d.getMonth() + 1;
            > document.writeln('<img src="http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-
            > bin/wxStationGraphAll?
            > day='+mday+'&year='+myear+'&month='+mmonth+'&ID=KAZAPACH11&type=3&wid
            > th=500&showtemp=1&showpressure=1&showwind=1&showwinddir=1&showrain=1"
            > alt="KAZAPACH11 Weather Graph" id="wxHistoryImage" />')
            > </script>
            >
            > Working example:
            > http://www.tas-independent-programming.com/UndergroundGridDisp.htm
            >
            > Thomas A. Swift
            > Programmer & Webmaster of
            > TAS Independent Programming
            > http://www.tas-independent-programming.com
            >


          • wuhu_software
            Here is the format of the history.dat file that is output by WUHU. This matches the file format output by the Heavyweather Pro application. The HW Pro
            Message 5 of 7 , Nov 2, 2008
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              Here is the format of the history.dat file that is output by WUHU. This
              matches the file format output by the Heavyweather Pro application. The
              HW Pro application supports WS-36XX stations. We use the HW Pro
              application to graph the history files output by WUHU.

              This format was chosen because it contains more fields than the old HW
              Beta 2.0 format.

              New records are added to the end of the file, there is no header or
              trailing record.

              The [X] field denotes the number of bytes in the field.

              00 Double [8] Timestamp days from 12/30/1899 00:00:00
              (GMT)
              08 Float [4] Abs Pressure hectopascals (millibars)
              12 Float [4] Relative Pressure hectopascals (millibars)
              16 Float [4] Wind Speed meters/second
              20 ULong [4] Wind Direction see below
              24 Float [4] Wind Gust meters/second
              28 Float [4] Total Rainfall millimeters
              32 Float [4] New Rainfall millimeters
              36 Float [4] Indoor Temp celsius
              40 Float [4] Outdoor Temp celsius
              44 Float [4] Indoor Humidity %
              48 Float [4] Outdoor Humidity %
              52 ULong [4] unknown - (Value is always 0)

              Wind Direction

              Wind direction is encoded as an integer between 0 and 15. To get the
              wind direction in degrees, multiply the value by 22.5. To get compass
              directions (moving clockwise) 0 is North, 1 is North-Northeast, 2 is
              Northeast, etc...

              0 N
              1 NNE
              2 NE
              3 ENE
              4 E
              5 ESE
              6 SE
              7 SSE
              8 S
              9 SSW
              10 SW
              11 WSW
              12 W
              13 WNW
              14 NW
              15 NNW

              C data structure that mimics this format:

              struct WeatherRecord3600 {
              double fTimeStamp;
              float fOutdoorAbsolutePressure;
              float fOutdoorRelativePressure;
              float fOutdoorWindSpeed;
              unsigned long ulOutdoorWindDirection;
              float fOutdoorWindGust;
              float fOutdoorTotalRainfall;
              float fOutdoorNewRainfall;
              float fIndoorTemperature;
              float fOutdoorTemperature;
              float fIndoorHumidity;
              float fOutdoorHumidity;
              unsigned long ulUnknown;
              };

              The fTimeStamp is an odd field. It represents the days since a epoch
              time (12/30/1899 00:00:00) in UTC local time. The fractional part is
              used to obtain hours, minutes, and seconds. There are a few functions
              that are needed to convert back and forth between that timestamp format
              and the normal local time format, they are given below.

              To convert from a normal time_t to this format you would use:

              time_t t;
              WeatherRecord3600 wr3600;

              wr3600.fTimeStamp=Convert_time_t_To_DateTime2(ConvertLocalToUTCLocal(t))\
              ;

              To convert from this odd timestamp to a time_t:

              t=ConvertUTCLocalToLocal(Convert_DateTime2_To_time_t(wr3600.fTimeStamp))\
              ;

              -----------------------

              double Convert_time_t_To_DateTime2(time_t vtime_t)

              {
              double fresult;
              // 25569 days from Saturday, December 30, 1899 to Sunday, January 1,
              1970 (where time_t seconds counts from)
              double fDeltaDays = 25569 + (vtime_t / (60 * 60 * 24));
              double fFractionDays = (vtime_t % (60 * 60 * 24)) / (double)(60 * 60 *
              24);
              fresult = fDeltaDays+fFractionDays;
              return (fresult);
              }

              //----

              time_t Convert_DateTime2_To_time_t(double fTime)

              {
              return (time_t)((fTime - 25569.0) * 86400.0);
              }

              //----

              time_t ConvertUTCLocalToLocal(time_t t)

              {
              // Aquire a local time and a gmt time.
              struct tm tm_localtime;
              memcpy(&tm_localtime,localtime(&t),sizeof(tm_localtime));

              // Aquire UTC time.
              struct tm tm_gmtime;
              memcpy(&tm_gmtime,gmtime(&t),sizeof(tm_gmtime));

              // Convert them back to time_t types.
              time_t t1=mktime(&tm_localtime);
              time_t t2=mktime(&tm_gmtime);

              // Subtract from local time the difference between local time and gmt
              time.
              t1 += (t2-t1);

              // If daylight saving time in effect, subtract an hour.
              if (tm_localtime.tm_isdst)
              t1 -= 60*60;

              return(t1);
              }

              //----

              time_t ConvertLocalToUTCLocal(time_t t)

              {
              // Aquire a local time and a gmt time.
              struct tm tm_localtime;
              memcpy(&tm_localtime,localtime(&t),sizeof(tm_localtime));

              // Aquire UTC time.
              struct tm tm_gmtime;
              memcpy(&tm_gmtime,gmtime(&t),sizeof(tm_gmtime));

              // Convert them back to time_t types.
              time_t t1=mktime(&tm_localtime);
              time_t t2=mktime(&tm_gmtime);

              // Subtract from local time the difference between local time and gmt
              time.
              t1 -= (t2-t1);

              // If daylight saving time in effect, add an hour.
              if (tm_localtime.tm_isdst)
              t1 += 60*60;

              return(t1);
              }

              ---------------------------------

              For completeness sake, here is the HW Beta 2.0 format. As you can see
              the data set is not complete. There is for example no relative pressure.
              That would have to be determined by either reading the relative pressure
              from the console or by prompting the user for an offset from the abolute
              pressure.

              Source: http://www.niftythings.org/HeavyWeather%20History%20Format.txt

              HeavyWeather V2.0 beta La Crosse WS-2310 and WS-2315 weather stations

              Each row of data is stored in 36 byte chunks starting from the beginning
              of the file (no header).

              Row
              Offset Type Name Unit
              ------ --------- ---------------- -----
              00 ULong [4] unknown - (Value is always 1)
              04 ULong [4] Timestamp seconds from 1/1/1900 00:00:00
              (GMT)
              08 Float [4] Abs Pressure hectopascals (millibars)
              12 Float [4] Wind Speed meters/second
              16 ULong [4] Wind Direction see below
              20 Float [4] Total Rainfall millimeters
              24 Float [4] Indoor Temp Celsius
              28 Float [4] Outdoor Temp Celsius
              32 UWord [2] Indoor Humidity %
              34 UWord [2] Outdoor Humidity %

              At the end of the file is an additional 28 bytes providing information
              about the dataset as a whole.

              Offset Type Description
              ------ --------- ----------------
              00 ULong [4] unknown
              04 Ulong [4] unknown (0)
              08 Float [4] unknown (5.698)
              12 ULong [4] unknown (0)
              16 ULong [4] Number of rows
              20 ULong [4] Timestamp of the first row of data
              24 ULong [4] Timestamp of the last row of data
            • wuhu_software
              Tom, I have re-enabled the windchill field. Try this version: WUHU216_32_B63.zip
              Message 6 of 7 , Nov 2, 2008
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                Tom,

                I have re-enabled the windchill field.

                Try this version:

                WUHU216_32_B63.zip 


                --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Swift" <egore2003@...> wrote:
                >
                > > If you can use VB to read binary files, I can supply the file
                > format.
                > Thats not a bad idea concidering I have to have this program running.
                > Would still like to have DLL capabilitys to. Let me know what you
                > figure out about the wind string.
                >
                > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software"
                > wuhu_software@ wrote:
                > >
                > >
                > > I cannot recall why I pulled windchill from the string.
                > >
                > > We can re-enable it and see.
                > >
                > > As far as a DLL goes, I am sure we could do something.
                > >
                > > If you can use VB to read binary files, I can supply the file
                > format.
                > >
                > >
                > > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Swift"
                > > <egore2003@> wrote:
                > > >
                > > > You asked about needed features. Using WUHU with the WS-2310 I
                > > > noticed the XML feed coming from my uploaded station data at
                > > > Underground was missing the data from the windchill_string
                > field. I
                > > > tried using the tweak even and still couldn't get any data to
                > post
                > > > for windchill. I also tossed this code together for the
                > Underground
                > > > station chart last night. Its real basic but I figured I would
                > share
                > > > it with you and the group.
                > > >
                > > > <script language="JavaScript">
                > > > d = new Date();
                > > > var mday = d.getDate();
                > > > var myear = d.getFullYear();
                > > > var mmonth = d.getMonth() + 1;
                > > > document.writeln('<img src="http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-
                > > > bin/wxStationGraphAll?
                > > >
                > day='+mday+'&year='+myear+'&month='+mmonth+'&ID=KAZAPACH11&type=3&wid
                > > >
                > th=500&showtemp=1&showpressure=1&showwind=1&showwinddir=1&showrain=1"
                > > > alt="KAZAPACH11 Weather Graph" id="wxHistoryImage" />')
                > > > </script>
                > > >
                > > > Working example:
                > > > http://www.tas-independent-
                > programming.com/UndergroundGridDisp.htm
                > > >
                > > > Thomas A. Swift
                > > > Programmer & Webmaster of
                > > > TAS Independent Programming
                > > > http://www.tas-independent-programming.com
                > > >
                > >
                >
              • Thomas Swift
                Hi Larry Been real buisy latly. In september I upgraded my ham ticket to Tech. Early october made $400 off EBay and bought a like new Kenwood TS-140S off EBay.
                Message 7 of 7 , Nov 2, 2008
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                  Hi Larry
                  Been real buisy latly. In september I upgraded my ham ticket to Tech. Early october made $400 off EBay and bought a like new Kenwood TS-140S off EBay. Now I managed to get and fix this LaCross WS-2310 off EBay and get it fixed. Hoping this next spring to make a Skywarn spotter class and get my spotter ID finaly. I have a Kenwood TH-75A I picked up in a local goodwill last march for $5. It was a heck of a find. So im compleatly outfitted for both HF,VHF & UHF now. As well as having proper weather observation equipment. Thinking of getting one of those hand held anometers with temp ect. next for feild use. I decided to get involved with Skywarn almost 6 years ago and just now finaly getting all the necisary licencing and equipment gatherd together. So it feels real nice getting this second to final peice of the puzzle put into place. Still have to get that spotter ID. But its the last peice I need. EBay has been a real blessing to me. Finaly able to take the gatherd stuff I do find and sell it for the money for the stuff I realy need.


                  Thomas A. Swift
                  Programmer & Webmaster of
                  TAS Independent Programming
                  http://www.tas-independent-programming.com
                  Less Bush, More Trees! http://www.greenpeaceusa.org

                  -- "Larry Myers" <hometownnerd@...> wrote:

                  Hey Thomas, aren't you a member of planetsourcecode? Just thought I would say Hi and fancy seeing you here

                  Have a good day,
                  Larry

                  On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 6:04 PM, wuhu_software <wuhu_software@ yahoo.com> wrote:


                  I cannot recall why I pulled windchill from the string.

                  We can re-enable it and see.

                  As far as a DLL goes, I am sure we could do something.

                  If you can use VB to read binary files, I can supply the file format.

                  --- In wuhu_software_ group@yahoogroup s.com, "Tom Swift"
                  <egore2003@.. .> wrote:
                  >
                  > You asked about needed features. Using WUHU with the WS-2310 I
                  > noticed the XML feed coming from my uploaded station data at
                  > Underground was missing the data from the windchill_string field. I
                  > tried using the tweak even and still couldn't get any data to post
                  > for windchill. I also tossed this code together for the Underground
                  > station chart last night. Its real basic but I figured I would share
                  > it with you and the group.
                  >
                  > <script language="JavaScript">
                  > d = new Date();
                  > var mday = d.getDate();
                  > var myear = d.getFullYear( );
                  > var mmonth = d.getMonth() + 1;
                  > document.writeln('<img src="http://www.wundergr ound.com/ cgi-
                  > bin/wxStationGraphA ll?
                  > day='+mday+'&year='+myear+'&month='+mmonth+'&ID=KAZAPACH11&type=3&wid
                  > th=500&showtemp=1&showpressure= 1&showwind=1&showwinddir= 1&showrain=1"
                  > alt="KAZAPACH11 Weather Graph" id="wxHistoryImage" />')
                  > </script>
                  >
                  > Working example:
                  > http://www.tas- independent- programming. com/UndergroundG ridDisp.htm
                  >
                  > Thomas A. Swift
                  > Programmer & Webmaster of
                  > TAS Independent Programming
                  > http://www.tas- independent- programming. com
                  >




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